Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is a confluence of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering mathematics. Here, you will master the basic structure and properties of various materials and understand how they can be designed, processed and modified to enhance their performance to suit specific industry needs. You will be engineering revolutionary materials that push the frontiers of science!
Road map of the life of a MSE student
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) with Second Major in Business
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) with Second Major in Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) with Second Major in Pharmaceutical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) with Second Major in Medical Biology
Double Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
With the school’s programme educational objectives in mind, our comprehensive curriculum is designed to allow first-year students to build a strong foundation in sciences, mathematics and materials science. Students will delve into advanced topics such as understanding the fascinating structure of materials and materials processing, characterisation and application of various materials will be introduced in the second and third year. All these will constitute the core modules requirement of our curriculum.
In the final year, the option to study advanced topics, what we call the Major Prescribed Electives (Core Electives), allows students to focus their learning and gain specialized knowledge in materials disciplines of their choice, which are designed in consultation with industry experts on future job market demand.
To encourage a broad education, at least 30% of the courses in the curriculum are from other fields, what we term as General Education Requirement (GER). With exception of three GER Core modules that all students have to take, students are allowed to choose from a selection of modules, outside their discipline and based on their interest, to fulfilling their GER electives and unrestricted electives requirement.
The course summary for each year of study is available here.
The success of Professional Internship has seen several MSE graduates securing a full time job with the companies they were attached to even before graduation.
Muhammad Naqib Bin Ahmad Dali
URECA provides undergraduates an opportunity to pursue independent research under the supervision of a professor over an 11-month period. The programme also enables undergraduates to immerse themselves in a vibrant research culture and experience research first hand.
- Chen Ye
NTU provided me with opportunities to be involved in top researches carried out in the university through their URECA Programme. The flexibility to pursue research in an area of my interest provided me an opportunity to explore research prior to my final year project.
Being part of a dynamic research team broadened my horizon and made me more aware of the existing challenges in the world. This awareness enabled me to see the relevance of materials science knowledge in solving real-world problems and inspired me to take up a career in research in the future.
- Rubayn Goh
What our students say:
The exchange programme allowed me to learn about the recycling system in Sweden and how they emphasize on the circular economy. Machines that collect aluminium cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles are found in supermarkets. For every recycled item placed inside the machines, a certain amount of cash is given back to the consumer. For example, one Swedish Krona is given for every aluminum can recycled.
During my time in KTH I was given the opportunity to visit a biogas plant and was on a guided tour to see the process of waste being converted into useful biogas. In addition, this exchange allowed me to be more independent and provided me the opportunity to explore many countries.
Programme: GEM Explorer
Host University: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Programme: GEM Explorer
Host Universities: Yonsei University, South Korea and Linkoping University, Sweden
Host University: Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea